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Josh Jackson
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Team: Kansas JayhawksHeight: 6-8 Born: 2/10/1997
Class-Eligibility: Fr-FrWeight: 207 Hometown: Detroit, MI


Scouting Report

There's no denying Jackson's talent on the court as he's expected to be a top-five selection, but his only season at Kansas included some issues off the hardwood. Jackson helped the Jayhawks reach the Elite Eight, leading the team in double-doubles (13), steals per game (1.7) and blocks (37) while finishing second in scoring (16.3) and rebounding (7.4) and third in assists (3.0). The swingman shot 51.3 percent overall and 37.8 from 3-point range while starting 35 of Kansas' 36 games to earn Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors and a spot on the all-conference first team. The only contest he missed was the Jayhawks' opening game of the Big 12 tournament, as Jackson was suspended by coach Bill Self after an incident in February in which he backed into a parked car on campus and fled the scene of the accident. That came after Jackson was handed a misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage for vandalizing the car of Kansas women's basketball player McKenzie Calvert outside a bar in Lawrence in December. An affidavit was released regarding that incident the day before Kansas' opener in the NCAA Tournament, and Calvert told police Jackson followed her to her car and "was yelling for her to get out of the car and that he would beat her ass." On April 26, Jackson signed a diversion agreement and must attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year. The case will be dismissed if he successfully completes the program. In the traffic case, Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation on May 23 and will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail. Due to his explosive athleticism, a team will almost certainly look past those troubles and select Jackson early with the hopes he can become a franchise cornerstone. That could very well be the case with some experts comparing Jackson to All-Stars Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls - two of the best two-way players in the NBA. As is the case with most young players, Jackson still needs to improve his outside shooting. He also struggled from the foul line at Kansas, going 98 of 173 (56.6 percent), and committed a team-high 97 turnovers to 104 assists.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
16-17 Kansas 35 35 30.8 16.3 7.4 3.0 1.7 1.1 2.8 3.0 .513 .378 .566
Career 35 35 30.8 16.3 7.4 3.0 1.7 1.1 2.8 3.0 .513 .378 .566

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
16-17 Kansas 35 35 1077 220 429 34 90 98 173 81 258 104 59 37 97 104 572
Career 35 35 1077 220 429 34 90 98 173 81 258 104 59 37 97 104 572

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/11 Ind L 99-103 27 3 11 1 3 2 2 2 6 2 1 1 0 4 9
11/15 Duke W 77-75 18 7 9 1 2 0 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 5 15
11/18 Siena W 86-65 21 5 6 0 0 1 2 2 5 3 1 2 4 4 11
11/21 @UAB W 83-63 33 8 15 1 4 5 9 2 7 3 3 0 3 2 22
11/22 UGa W 65-54 35 6 11 0 0 3 6 3 11 3 0 1 3 3 15
11/25 NC-Ash W 95-57 29 5 11 0 3 4 6 2 4 7 2 3 1 0 14
11/29 LgBch W 91-61 29 3 8 2 5 5 8 2 5 4 3 1 4 4 13
12/3 Stan W 89-74 28 5 12 0 1 3 4 0 3 4 3 1 3 2 13
12/6 UMKC W 105-62 28 8 12 0 1 3 4 6 12 5 1 1 3 2 19
12/10 Neb W 89-72 35 7 12 0 2 3 8 1 6 2 2 5 4 3 17
12/17 Dav W 89-71 27 8 17 1 3 1 1 5 8 3 2 1 0 3 18
12/22 @UNLV W 71-53 31 9 16 1 2 2 5 2 9 0 0 2 2 2 21
12/30 @TCU W 86-80 12 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 5 4
1/3 KanSt W 90-88 32 9 15 1 4 3 6 4 9 6 1 1 4 3 22
1/7 TxTch W 85-68 31 7 15 1 2 2 3 5 10 1 2 3 2 3 17
1/10 @Okla W 81-70 30 5 11 0 3 6 8 1 4 3 1 0 2 3 16
1/14 OkSt W 87-80 34 5 13 0 1 10 17 3 11 1 4 2 2 3 20
1/16 @IaSt W 76-72 27 3 11 0 2 0 0 3 8 5 0 2 4 5 6
1/21 Tex W 79-67 32 6 14 2 5 1 3 1 5 2 4 0 6 3 15
1/24 @WVU L 69-85 34 7 12 4 4 4 8 1 4 4 0 0 3 5 22
1/28 @Kty W 79-73 39 9 17 2 5 0 2 2 10 3 2 0 2 1 20
2/1 Baylor W 73-68 38 8 13 2 4 5 9 6 10 1 1 2 5 2 23
2/4 IaSt L 89-92 33 5 13 1 3 4 7 3 10 3 2 0 5 3 15
2/6 @KanSt W 74-71 25 7 12 2 3 2 5 0 3 2 3 0 2 4 18
2/11 @TxTch W 80-79 40 12 15 2 4 5 7 4 11 4 1 0 1 2 31
2/13 WVU W 84-80 41 4 13 0 2 6 8 4 11 3 5 0 6 3 14
2/18 @Baylor W 67-65 32 7 14 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 4 1 4 16
2/22 TCU W 87-68 26 6 11 1 2 2 4 1 11 4 1 0 1 4 15
2/25 @Tex W 77-67 38 5 14 2 3 6 8 0 5 5 1 0 2 2 18
2/27 Okla W 73-63 34 5 8 0 1 1 5 2 12 1 1 0 8 3 11
3/4 @OkSt W 90-85 33 8 11 1 2 0 0 3 9 5 1 1 2 2 17
3/17 UCDav W 100-62 23 8 12 1 1 0 0 1 7 2 1 1 1 2 17
3/19 MSU W 90-70 36 9 16 2 5 3 3 0 3 0 2 2 1 3 23
3/23 Purdue W 98-66 36 6 13 2 5 1 3 4 12 2 4 1 4 1 15
3/25 Oregon L 60-74 30 3 8 0 2 4 6 3 12 5 1 0 5 4 10
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